Chintan Upadhyay

Chintan Upadhyay (b.1972) in Rajasthan, pursued his Bachelors and Masters in Painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1995 and 1997, respectively.Chintan Upadhyay resists viewing his work in evolutionary terms, preferring to regard the creation of each work as an independent event proceeding according to its idiosyncratic requirements. He has resisted easy definition from the start. As a young painter, he gained exposure to two rich and divergent styles of painting. Growing up in Rajasthan, Upadhyay was introduced to the tradition of miniature paintings native to the state. More intimately, he became versed in the styles of abstract expressionism through the influence of his father, himself a teacher at the Jaipur School of Art and member of the Takhman 28 group. But Upadhyay resisted the easy assimilation of these influences, leaving the Jaipur School of Art to continue his studies in Baroda. He explains, “I feared that I wouldn’t grow there.”Upadhyay was the recipient of the Charles Wallace Foundation Award for Residency In Bristol, UK in 2004-05.